By Henry Williamson
A attempt to Destruction (1960) used to be the 8th access in Henry Williamson's fifteen-volume A Chronicle of historical Sunlight spanning the years from the overdue Victorian interval to the second one global conflict. It starts within the ultimate yr of the nice struggle. After the cruel wintry weather of 1917 everyone seems to be nearing the bounds in their patience. Hetty, briefly relieved to have Phillip accurately domestic, hopes desperately that her son aren't published to France back. Phillip, even though, is set to return, and provides his identify to an inventory of these to be had for provider. After returning to front, even if, he's injured and despatched on convalescent depart within the West kingdom, the place his post-war civilian lifestyles begins.
'Williamson's sort is romantic, notwithstanding hardly ever sentimental, and his sensuous reaction to nature is clean and surprising.' Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: the easiest in English because 1939
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A Test to Destruction (A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight, Book 8) by Henry Williamson